- Nov 16, 2015
- Reaction score
- Walden, NY
Fishing was very slow and not near as good as the evening before: 40 fish - mostly crappie - but all of a sudden this 3lb plus pickerel started fighting in 4.5' of 49-degree water.
Thing is, it was hooked in the outer lip - snag hooked - and luckily the 8 lb test fluorocarbon line stretched enough that it could be played until giving up to be netted, barely fitting in the net. I can't remember catching a pickerel that size though memory without photos is defective to say the least (as my wife keeps reminding me).